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Learn how to use Dropbox

  1. 1. W I L M I N G T O N U N I V E R S I T YO N L I N E L E A R N I N G &E D U C A T I O N A L T E C H N O L O G YDropbox
  2. 2. Basics of Dropbox Dropbox is a free onlinefile management webservice 2 GB of free storage(stored securely online onDropbox’s servers) Create a free Dropboxaccount athttps://www.dropbox.com/register
  3. 3. Paid Account – Subscribe for more storage
  4. 4. Uploading & Accessing Files Install the Dropboxapplication acrossmultiple computers ordevices Upload & access filesdirectly to the DropboxwebsiteOR Upload files using theDropbox Application Application can beinstalled on a PC, Mac, orvarious mobile devices
  5. 5. Synchronizes files across multiple devices If you have multiplecomputers or mobiledevices, syncing yourDropbox between themis easy. All you have to dois install the Dropboxdesktop applicationusing the same login oneach computer you wantto sync with.
  6. 6. Dropbox for MobileCompatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberryhttps://www.dropbox.com/anywhere
  7. 7. Uploading directly to Dropbox website
  8. 8. Uploading using the Dropbox Desktop Application1. Install the Dropbox desktop application using thesame login on each computer you want to syncwith.2. This creates an icon on your Desktop which allowsyou to directly access the files on your Dropboxaccount – no login required:The Dropbox folder has Dragand Drop functionality – justlike your My Documentsfolder
  9. 9. Share Files with Others Send files which are too big to attach to an email. Send a link to any file in your Dropbox using your Publicfolder.
  10. 10. Drop a file into the Public folder.
  11. 11. Copying & Sharing a Public Link
  12. 12. Jotform Integration to receive files Receiving files from other people Requires Jotform integrationhttp://www.jotform.com/dropbox/ You can upload any type of file. Max: 50 MB
  13. 13. Example of the upload form
  14. 14. Setting it up1. Go to http://www.jotform.com/dropbox/2. Click here3. It will make you login with yourDropbox email and password4. It will now generate a URL & Embed Code for yourupload form.
  15. 15. 5. Copy this URL.This link can be sent via email sowhen people click on it, they canupload a file that will be sentdirectly to your Dropbox Account. NOTE: The uploaded file will be ina new Jotform folder. You will receive an emailnotification at the address yourDropbox account is configured towhen someone uploads a file toyour form.
  16. 16. Considerations Remember: the public link to a file is easilyforwarded. You may want to delete it from your Dropbox account once youverify that your recipient has downloaded the file. Do not upload files which: Violate the law in any way Violate the privacy of others Defame others